The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins


This course explores in five classes the work of Frances Perkins: Her Maine Roots and Early Career; The Woman Behind the New Deal; Perkins in the Eyes of Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr., Her Solicitor at the Department of Labor; Jobs, Infrastructure, and Art in the New Deal; A Conversation with Her Grandson, Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall. 



Reading: Kirsten Downey, The Woman Behind the New Deal, ISBN 978-1400078561. 

About the Instructor

Emma Wegner is Program and Education Director at the Frances Perkins Center, which manages the Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark in Newcastle, Maine. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and holds an M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts from the Bard Graduate Center in New York. 



1:00-3:00 p.m.
5-week course
Begins November 10, 2022 (no class on 11/24)



On Zoom